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  Bill Zachary Summits Everest and finishes the 7 Summits


American Bill Zachary has finished the 7 summits with his summit of Everest this Spring...

Kilimanjaro, normal route, July 1990: Everyone else who was on the mountain that night pushed too hard, so Myer's Cave was filled with listless people passing around bottles of Tylenol and Vitamin I. As a result, I was first to the top by default that morning, not seeing anyone beyond the cave--other than my mandatory Tanzanian guide--until we were nearly back to Gilman's Point.

Aconcagua, normal route, mid-January 1991: All 11 members of our Mountain Travel team summitted. Head guide was Ricardo Torres-Nava; other members were Beth Baker, Sid Bronstein, Dan Bronstein, James Chandler, Tommy Cary, Lowell Hill, Paul Morrow, Wayne Oldenburg, Dan Warren, and yours truly.

Denali, normal route, late June (24th?) 1993: First try in '92 with Mountain Trip (Head guide Stacey Yamaguchi) failed due to the horrible weather for which '92 was noted. However, 3 of us formed the nucleus of the '93 team of 7 friends and acquaintances, all of whom eventually summitted during a beautiful 3-day window. The members were Mike Beers, Joe Byrnes, Marlowe Eldridge, Dave Kennedy, John Parulis, Rick Peters, and myself. We met Stacey coming down while we were on the way up.

Elbrus, normal route, August 1994: An REI Adventures team got only 4* of our 12 members to the top. This expedition--5 women and 7 guys--was more notable for the champagne dinners and disco dancing than for its climbing exploits. Everyone but me rode a tractor to Pustakov Rocks on summit day!! The members were Len Burns*, Sandy Caldwell, Mig Farina*, Eric Larsen, Mike McKnight, Susan McKnight, Janet Pease, Norm Pease*, Laurie Renny, Pat Uebel, and me*.

Kosciuszko, both upper road and the maintenance roads on Threbo ski slopes, early Jan 2001: A 1-1/2 hour hike seemed too easy, so I went up the ski slope in 2 hours the next day. Dozens of people were around, but have no clue what their names were.

Vinson, normal route, mid-January (16th) 2003: Climbed with an 8-member Mountain Madness team (Head guide Morris Kittleman), all of whom summitted (eventually). In addition to Morris and me, members were guide Tom Milne plus Chris Boggins, Darrel Lindgren, Mike Turley, Pete Youngwerth, and Bill Cunningham.

Everest, normal route (Hillary-Tenzing), mid-May (17th) 2004:

Part of an Asian Trekking group (Team leader Apa Sherpa) that put everyone on the summit who was able to reach the South Col. It was a special honor to share a tent with Apa and to climb the first few steps with him. Other members on the May 17 climb were Bob Huygh, Pasang Tshering, Tshering Thondu, Nikos Magitsis, Lhakpa, Jangmu, Willy Troch, Pemba Tshering, Pasang Tharke, and Mingma.

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